David Kessler

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  • A Foremost Expert on Grief and Healing
  • #1 Best-Selling Author of 'Finding Meaning' and 'The Needs of the Dying'
  • Contributing Writer for Oprah.com


David Kessler is the world’s foremost expert on grief and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life, even afterlife’s tragedies. He is the author of six books, including the new bestselling book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief.  His books and work have received praise by so many, including Saint (Mother) Teresa.

David’s personal experience as a child witnessing a mass shooting while his mother was dying in a hospital helped him begin his journey. For most of his life, David has taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about the end of life, trauma, and grief. He facilitates talks, workshops and retreats for those experiencing grief. However, despite his vast knowledge on grief, his life was turned upside down by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. It inspired him to write his newest book, Finding Meaning

David’s volunteer work includes being an LAPD Specialist Reserve for traumatic events as well as having served on the Red Cross’s disaster services team. He is the founder of www.grief.com which has over five million visits yearly from 167 countries.

 

 

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The impact David had on our employees continues. Many teams have had continued conversations and have opened up a conversation about wellbeing and how we can support each other during these times.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted David Kessler
  • New Jersey Prevention Network
  • General Mills
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Finding Meaning after Tragedy

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After This

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Compassion Fatigue

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Hope, Purpose and Finding Meaning

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Life Lessons

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<p>Virtual Programming: David Kessler offers healing and support</p>

Virtual Programming: David Kessler offers healing and support

One of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss, DAVID KESSLER has been an in-demand voice amid the coronavirus pandemic, providing guidance and support through compelling and candid virtual programs. Sought-out to engage in a virtual moderated Q+A for 1,500 General Mills employees, Kessler offered tools, tips, and perspectives on how to navigate this time and articulate what we're feeling. Audience-members were able to submit questions live through a chat box, and afterwards the audience was split into virtual breakout rooms to discuss takeaways, called “Courageous Conversations.”  Feedback from the event was glowing: "Thanks for all of your help! We got so much positive feedback from our 1,500 employees from all over the globe who joined the call. David’s message was so timely and so relevant. Please tell David how wonderful it was to 'meet' him and I look forward to reading his newest book!"

The bestselling author of six books, including his latest Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief, Kessler was also recently interviewed by Amanpour & Co on grieving the world we have now lost. in GQ on what to do with the sadness we're now feeling, and in Harvard Business Review

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David Kessler is the world’s foremost expert on grief and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life, even afterlife’s tragedies. He is the author of six books, including the new bestselling book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief.  His books and work have received praise by so many, including Saint (Mother) Teresa.

David’s personal experience as a child witnessing a mass shooting while his mother was dying in a hospital helped him begin his journey. For most of his life, David has taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about the end of life, trauma, and grief. He facilitates talks, workshops and retreats for those experiencing grief. However, despite his vast knowledge on grief, his life was turned upside down by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. It inspired him to write his newest book, Finding Meaning

David’s volunteer work includes being an LAPD Specialist Reserve for traumatic events as well as having served on the Red Cross’s disaster services team. He is the founder of www.grief.com which has over five million visits yearly from 167 countries.